Developmental Neurotoxicology Society

Developmental Neurotoxicology Teratology Society Conference/Travel Awards

2014 NBTS Conference Awards

Robyn Amos-Kroohs (Nominated by Michael Williams)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Modeling Complex Environments in Rats: Neurobehavioral Phenotype of Manganese Overexposure, Iron Deficiency, and Developmental Stress Interactions

Samantha Renaud (Nominated by Stephen Fountain)

Kent State University
Brief Massed Training Reveals Epigenetic Effects of Adolescent Nicotine Exposure on Female Rat Serial Pattern Learning

2013 NBTS Conference Awards

Kaitlyn Maier (nominated by Sherry Ferguson)

NCTR
Methylphenidate Treatment Does Not Alter Novel Object Recognition in Male and Female Rats

Kaitlyn Maier receives her award from Chip Vorhees, President
Ju Young (Julie) Park (nominated by Elaine Faustman)

University of Washington
Prenatal Exposure Effects of Repeated Oral Dose of Domoic Acid (DA) on Neurobehavior in Mice

Awardee Ju Young (Julie) Park with President Charles Vorhees
Kristin Sonon (nominated by Gale Richardson)

University of Pittsburgh
Prenatal Marijuana Exposure Predicts Marijuana Use in Offspring during Young Adulthood

Awardee Kristin Sonon with President Charles Vorhees
Smitha Infante (nominated by Christine Curran)

Northern Kentucky University
Trans-generational Behavioral Effects of Neonatal Hypoxia-Ischemia in Rat Progeny

President Chip Vorhees presents Smitha Infante with her award

2012 NBTS Conference Awards

Jenna Fielding (nominated by Helen Sable)

University of Memphis
Perinatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Rats Alters Cocaine-Induced Dopamine Efflux in the Nucleus Accumbens

Jenna Fielding receiving her award from Dr. Jerry Meyer, Awards Committee Chair
Brian Powers (nominated by Barbara Strupp)

Cornell University
Perinatal Choline Supplementation Improves Learning and Attention in Ts65Dn Mice and Disomic Littermates without Altering the Nucleus Basalis Cholinergic Neuronal Phenotype

Brian Powers receiving his award from Dr. Jerry Meyer, Awards Committee Chair
Lindsay Silva (nominated by Diana Dow-Edwards)

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
Prenatal Drug Exposure and Maternal Behavior Have Distinct and Persistent Effects on Offspring Behavior

Lindsay Silva receiving her award from Dr. Jerry Meyer, Awards Committee Chair
Ramon Velazquez (nominated by Barbara Strupp)

Cornell University
Perinatal Choline Supplementation Improves Spatial Learning and Increases Cholinergic Neuron Density in the Medial Septal Nucleus in the Ts65Dn Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

Ramon Velazquez receiving his award from Dr. Jerry Meyer, Awards Committee Chair

2011 NBTS Conference Awards

Devon Graham (nominated by Charles Vorhees)

University of Cincinnati
Long-Term Receptor Alterations from Developmental Methamphetamine Exposure in Rats by Use of Selective Pharmacological Agonists and Antagonists

2011 NBTS Conference Award winner, Dr. Devon Graham with NBTS Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Phil Bushnell
Tommy Saborido (nominated by Gregg Stanwood)

Vanderbilt University
Behavioral Effects of 5-HT6 Receptor Ligands and Relationship to Brain Dopamine Systems

2011 NBTS Conference Award winner, Tommy Saborido, with NBTS Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Phil Bushnell
Karla Sanchez-Huerta (nominated by Mary Gilbert)

Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, IPN, Mexico
Hypothyroidism Selectively Affects the Proliferation of Cells in the Hilus but Not the Subgranular Zone of the Dentate Gyrus of Adult Rats

No photo available for 2011 Conference Award Winner, Karla Sanchez-Huerta

2011 Behavioral Toxicology Conference Award

Ning Zhu (nominated by Diana Dow-Edwards)

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
The Age-Specific Effects of Methylphenidate on the Radial Arm Maze Task in Periadolescent Rats

2011 Behavioral Toxicology Conference Award Winner, Ning Zhu, with NBTS Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Phil Bushnell

2011 MidAtlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association (MARTA) Bradford Award

Aliya Frederick

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Potential Dopamine D1 Receptor Signaling Through Gaq: Behavioral and Biochemical Assessment

No photo available for 2011 MidAtlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association (MARTA) Bradford Award Winner, Aliya Frederick

2011 NBTS Presentation Awards

Paul Eubig

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Impaired Attention in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Compared with Developmental Lead or PCB Exposure

Laura Pickens

Kent State University, Kent, OH
Dose-dependent Effects of Adolescent Nicotine Exposure on Cognition in the Adult Female Rat

2011 NBTS Presentation Award Winners, Laura Pickens (left) and Dr. Paul Eubig (right) with 2011 NBTS Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Phil Bushnell (center)

2010 NBTS Conference Awards

Aliya Frederick (Nominated by G. Stanwood)

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Molecular (Mal)adaptations in Dopamine-Modulated Signaling Pathways Following Neurodevelopmental Insult

Damiyon Sledge (Nominated by E.D. Levin)

North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Early Developmental Chlorpyrifos Causes Persisting Behavioral and Neurochemical Changes in Zebrafish

2010 SOT Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Conference Award

Kate Saili (Nominated by R. Tanguay)

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Developmental Neurobehavioral Toxicity of Bisphenol A: Defining the Role of Estrogen Related Receptor Gamma

2010 Behavioral Toxicology Conference Award

Devon Graham (Nominated by M. Williams)

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
The Long-term Behavioral Effects of Exposure to Metals and Chronic Stress During Development